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Business and Economy
  • FII Exposure valued at USD 80 billion 
    With an estimated 8% Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate, India continues to attract Foreign Institutional Investors (FII) whose numbers have grown from 685 to 898 in a year and valued at USD 80 billion driven up by the 180 A-group companies.

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

  • Islamic “Court” Defies SC 
    The highest religious body of Sunni sect in Orissa, the Jamait-ul-Ulama chided the Supreme Court (SC) for interfering “in religious matter” and promised to excommunicate the couple that SC granted protection to stay married. <More>

Environment, Health and Education

  • Over 5 million HIV cases in India 
    The National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) estimates that India has a HIV positive population of 5.21 million but cautioned that this figure could be much higher and the Government did not know how many people were dying of his disease.

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • Nuclear & Bio-Warfare Suits 
    The Indian Army has started create a large number of nuclear and biological warfare command centers to direct battle operations in a modern hostile environments in addition to mass manufacturing of nuclear radiation resistant suits for these forces.<More>

  • Govt Not Banking on Separatist Vote 
    National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan said that the ongoing roundtable discussions with Jammu & Kashmiri groups cannot be held hostage by group and that separatists do not have a “veto” on the “success or otherwise” of these talks.

  • India Joins Thermonuclear Organization 
    Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) Direct Anil Kakodkar will be signing in India as the 7th participant in the global Thermonuclear Experiment Reactor (ITER) project to contribute USD 565 million worth of indigenous material or 10% of ITER needs.<More>

  • Osama Accuses West of “War on Islam” 
    An audiotape attributed to fugitive terrorist Osama bin Laden said that the “Crusader-Zionist” armies are waging a “war against Islam” and said people in West shared the responsibility for their “financial and moral support.”<More>


  • Sri Lanka Wants LTTE Banned 
    A senior Sri Lankan Government (SLG) functionary accused the LTTE of failure to continue with the peace process and honoring ceasefire agreements and called on the European Union (EU) to follow-through with its threat to ban the outfit.<More>

  • King Reinstates Parliament 
    In a televised address, Nepal King Gnanendra, conceding a key Opposition demand, said that he will reinstate the Parliament he dismissed in 2002 from Friday and asked the political parties to “bear the responsibility” for restoring peace and national unity.<More
    The Nepal Stalemate


Hot Topics
Featured Analyses
National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme : Making Panchayat Raj Institutions Effective
The Bill on National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme seeks to provide guaranteed employment to one member of every rural household for at least 100 days a year for a minimum wage of Rs.60 per day. Out of 260 million poor people in the country, about 200 million poor people are in rural areas. People in 45% rural India do not get work for six months in a year. 
The Saga of the Jemaah Islamiah
Will Kashmir go the way of Aceh?
A Cry for Help
Watch the Dragon
Cage This "Tiger"
Dalits in India
Was Jinnah a Secularist?
Burying the Howitzer?
Smoking Out Smoking
Featured Edits
India Inc., liberalisation, and social responsibility
Flexible approach to global trade
Endangered monarchy


South Indian Inscriptions
Ancient Indian dynasties documented their administration, significant developments, grants, and milestones as inscriptions in temples. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has documented these inscriptions from 1886. These pages contain inscriptions from Pallava, Chola, Pandya, Western Chalukya, Eastern Chalukya, Rashtrakuta, Hoyasala, Vijayanagara, Vishnukundin, Kakatiya, Reddi, Vaidumba, Chinda, Eastern Ganga, Gajapathi, Kalchurya, Qutb-Shahi of Golkonda, and Moghul,  dynasties.

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